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. the public may not want them, so why is banning them unlikely? we'll ask senator dianne feinstein. >>> plus, does the republican road to recovery begin outside the washington. with governor mcdonnell, mia love, scott walker, and carlos gutierrez. i'm candy crowley. this is "state of the union." fire up the hot seat. former senator chuck hagel, the president's choice of secretary of defense will face many former colleagues at this week's confirmation hearings. republican hagel has taken a variety of votes that some see as too quick to suggest cuts at the pentagon and too conciliatory to israel. and president o joining me now retired u.s. army general stanley mcchrystal. author of "my share of the task" and retired u.s. air force general michael hayden. i'm the only one without a military title here today. thank you, all, for joining us. i want to start out with chuck hagel. he is top on the minds at the pentagon i think. from what you know of chuck hagel and he would be the first enlisted man ever to run the pentagon, the first vietnam vet, from what you know, what sort of reception would he
unfolding in washington right now. any minute, dianne feinstein set to introduce a bill to ban assault weapons. along with the vice president joe biden, who will hold his own fire side chat on google plus this afternoon to talk about the president's sweeping and ambitious gun control plan, then in a matter of hours, the pent gaunt is set to make a ground breaking change. leon panetta will shatter the so-called brass ceiling and lift the ban on women serving on the front lines of combat. >> the most hard-bitten combat veterans knew this was inevitable, but the announcement yesterday sent shock waves through the military and pentagon. >> bottom line, it has to be done. it we want to be there, we should be there. if we choose to serve and have the physical capability to do so, we should be there. >> as we speak, happening right now, john kerry is on the hill for what is expected to be smooth sailing. the confirmation hearing of secretary of state. he began with a spirited defense of the woman he will be replacing and then he got emotional. >> i would take office as secretary, proud that t
is enough, senator dianne feinstein introduced a tough new bill to ban 150 firearms including assault weapons and semiautomatic weapons, and also magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. >> columbine, virginia tech, aurora, tucson, oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is each gunman used a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazines. >> the nra is of course fighting back, saying in a statement senator feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law abiding citizens for decades. they know gun bans don't work and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. >> joining me, carolyn, who is pushing a similar bill in the house, and also philadelphia mayor michael nutter. welcome to you both. when i heard dianne feinstein today, very personal,vy emotional, reliving one of the horrific things she went through, as indeed you did. here's what i don't get. i don't get why within minutes, really, of this assault weapons ban being proposed, already we start to hear, it may be impossible to get it through the senat
ago, california democrat dianne feinstein pushed an vault weapons ban through congress. can she do it again, and is it the answer? she's with us this morning along with new york city's top cop ray kelly. as president begins his second term, republicans are rethinking who they are and where they go here. >> we can't get rattled. we won't play the villain in his morality plays. we have to stay united. >> schieffer: we'll hear more on that from newt gingrich. tennessee republican representative, marsha blackburn. for analysis, being bring there david ignatius of the "washington post." david sanger of the "new york times," and from campaign 2012, obama adviser stephanie cutter, and romney adviser kevin madden. back to face off one more time because this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning, again. california's democratic senator dianne feinstein is joining us in the studio this morning. senator, you introduced this legislation friday to ban assault weapons, reinstate the ban.
that put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. >> and dramatic word from senator dianne feinstein as she unveils a new bill to ban assault weapons. i'm juliette goodrich in. >> cbs 5 reporter tells us he wants them to do some officiating of their own during the big game. >> the mayor and bartenders know they have a lot of power on game day. oftentimes, they are the first line of defense against mayhem. >> if the niners win the super bowl -- >> are you from back east? >> sorry about that. when the niners win the super bowl, san francisco mayor, ed lee, does not want a repeat of this. what he called knuckle heads after the giants won the world series last year. they set fire. they will have extra cops on parole, but the mayor released this statement saying he expects a peaceful super bowl sunday in san francisco, encouraged bar and restaurant owners to use their best judgment when serving alcohol and not serve visibly intoxicated patrons. >> i think to myself, no duh. >> exactly. that's our point of view. >> at clooney's pub, they'll be keeping a close eye for tro
because senator dianne feinstein is introducing a bill to ban assault rifles and high capacity ammunition clips. tara mergener has more information now from capitol hill. >> reporter: dianne feinstein from california will introduce a bill banning assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips. >> you need to do something about the guns. >> reporter: connecticut senators richard bloomenthal and chris murphy are cosponsoring the bill. they say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut proves there's a need to ban assault weapons. >> newtown fundamentally changed things. >> reporter: but the nra says law-abiding citizens need the same technology the criminals have. >> that means we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semiautomatic firearms technology. >> reporter: the nra has a lot of support here on capitol hill, especially in the house where many say an assault weapons ban has little chance of being passed. >> this is going to be a tough go. >> reporter: and it may be tough to win over some of the public as well. on wednesday, sheri
with a perpetual attack on our second amendment rights. senator dianne feinstein kicking off this morning, rolling out new legislation and they would ban nearly 160 assault rifles and semi automatic weapons and magazines holding more than 10 rounds. nearly a dozen of those weapons on display at the news conference, including the so-called assault weapon used by the newtown, connecticut, shooter, atlanta. the senators placed the blame not on that young man with serious mental illness was left untreated, but rather on gun laws. >> weaken gun laws allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again. weapons designed originally for the military to kill large numbers of people are replicated for civil unions. lou: after four days of non-relativity from the president dispatched his vice president for a not so successful joe biden fireside chat made famous by fdr. not so successful because vice president biden undercut it with his own call for shotguns and more modest magazines. >> a shotgun will keep you a lot safer. a double barrel shotgun than an assault weapon in someone's hands. even when he
"." >>> americans want assault weapons gone. senator dianne feinstein said she's going to get rid of them. and plus they're called zombie mortgages. but it's way too cute of a name when you lose everything and then find out they still want more. then later victims victim, survivor, advocate. debra parker will tell you her story and after hearing it someone will have some explain explaining to do. why the congress has not renewed the violence against women act is beyond me.: >> jennifer: we're back inside "the war room." i'm jennifer granholm. we have two big stories coming from our nation's capital. first california senators dianne feinstein. she reintroduced a bill that would ban assault weapons. they authored the original ban which expired in 2004. are a new gallup poll found 06% would vote to strength bans on assault weapons. >> to legally possess a weapon, no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. >> jennifer: so her new legislation also includes a ban on magazines with more than ten rounds of ammunition. then in other news from washington t
and victims stood behind senator dianne feinstein as she reintroduced a assault weapons ban. it is stricter than the expired 1994 ban. the new bill bans the sale of assault weapons. it would limit magazines to holding 10 rounds. >> these models are more powerful, more lethal and more advanced. >> reporter: on display are the guns lawmakers want banned, including the type of gun used in the sandy hook elementary school shooting. president obama supports a assault weapons ban. including mothers. >> when kids can't feel safe at school, it is time to put their safety above politics, above profits and enact legislation. >> reporter: dianne feinstein says passing the bills will be challenging. >> reporter: what will you do to get them on your side? >> well, it has to be the people of america. red state or a blue state. somebody picks up the phone and calls their representatives. >> reporter: supporters say the bills would protect gun owners by excluding rifles. the national rifle association says the bill is disappointing but not surprising and americans know bans does not work. the nra is confid
gun victims and law enforcement officers joined a group of democratic lawmakers as dianne feinstein announced her own bill which would eliminate high capacity magazines and ban assault weapons. >> military-style assault weapons have but one purpose, and in my view that's a military purpose. >> reporter: the lawmakers say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school shows that assault weapons need to be banned. >> a number of the police who came to newtown said to me, we could not have stopped that shooter even with the body armor we were wearing with that kind of assault weapon. >> reporter: but vice president biden downplayed the need for an assault weapons ban thursday. he says those weapons are only used in a small percentage of crimes. >> i'm much less concerned quite frankly about what you call an assault weapon than i am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. >> reporter: and even sponsors of the bill acknowledge an assault weapons ban is a tough sell on capitol hill. >> we owe it to our constituents and o
, again. california's democratic senator dianne feinstein is joining us in the studio this morning. senator, you introduced this legislation friday to ban assault weapons reinstate the ban. you got this passed once before. it was uphill all the way. you can see this time it's going to be uphill, but why do you think you can get it passed? >> well, i think i can get it passed because the american people are very much for it. there's a new poll out 50,000 people in the field 68% supportive of a ban on assault weapons. i think what happens is you have one group-- namely, the national rifle association-- that has such a pronounced view that dominates the arena but we have the united states conference of mayors we have the major city chiefs, we have the largest police organization in the world supporting us, we have individual chiefs and sheriffs. we have pediatricians trauma room surgeons, teachers-- you name it, all the way down-- we have the clergy. we have the dean of the nationalica needald launch this and talk about effort he's going to put together among clergy of all types and s
to get a pulse. >> the push for gun control is on. how dianne feinstein recalled the dark day in san francisco history as she opened her fight over assault weapons. >> weather like this does not happen every day. we are in the north bay near the golden gate. we are rain-free, cloudy, but look what's going on in the south bay? san jose has been raining for eight hours. i'll explain why and have your weekend forecast and beyond coming up. >> and when you reach the super bowl everyone wants a cut. we do some street shopping for 49ers gear. what's real, what's fake, and how your decision may or may not support the home team. >> and it may be a bigger challenge than containing ray rice. why getting a cab in new orleans might take a few hail marys next. >>> i was the found that supervisor milk's body and i was the one that put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. uhm, once you have been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime scene is like, it isn't like the movies. it changes your view of weapons. >> senator dianne fein
both. >> thank you. >> thank you, megyn. >> megyn: when senator dianne feinstein followed out her weapons ban she brought out a pastor, and others, and what miss feinstein calls the cross lobby. and katie couric sitting down with the now famous notre dame football player discussing his role in a heart wrenching hoax about the death of a make believe girlfriend. did he convince you that he wasn't in on it. dr. keith ablow has some interesting insights after the break. the video of escape of a thief. how he handed up in the hands of the police and how he tried to get away and almost lost a important piece of clothing in the process. ♪ hi. i'm henry winkler. and i'm here to tell homeowners that are 62 and older about a great way to live a better retirement. it's called a reverse mortgage. [ male announcer ] call right now to receive your free dvd and booklet with no obligation. it answers questions like how a reverse mortgage works, how much you qualify for, the ways to receive your money, and more. plus, when you call now, you'll get this magnifier with l.e.d. light absolutely fre
'll tell you how phil mickelson plays into all this. that will be my take. senator dianne feinstein opening up the anti-gun presser with a pro gun control prayer. is that okay with you? is that the right thing to do? we'll talk to the head of the catholic league and a union membership, almost a 100 year low. is that good for working people? good question, we're covering it. plus, a special guest, wait for it. joining me next. sharon osborne, a brit making money in america, how does she feel about foreigners coming over here and criticizing america? i will ask her. we want to hear from you as well, please. varney@foxbusiness.com, that's how you reach us. friday morning, it's time for your seven early movers and they are moving. disappointing results and down beat guidance from the mattress seller, select comfort, they are down five bucks, now that's movement the better than expected forecast from screen maker, and they are, well, right now they're up big, 6 bucks higher. look at that. profit down, but still better than expected at the mattress maker, tempur-pedic, i don't know, can't show yo
new legislation this morning to ban assault weapons. senator dianne feinstein who wrote the original law that was passed in '94 and expired in 2004, is leading today's charge. she, along with other senators, even displaying an array of assault weapons that would be banned and they brought props. senator feinstein arguing why is she believes there's a need for this ban. >> since the last assault weapons ban expired in 2004, and incidentally, in the ten years it was in place, no one took it to court. more than 350 people have been killed with assault weapons. >> megyn: no one took it to court because the nra at the time felt the supreme court was not leaning their way on these types of issues. the looks different it the court back then and the court today, there's question, if the bill would pass, there's question whether it would pass in the democratically controlled senate and whether the nra would feel the same. and on far-reaching rules of this legislation and the hurdles that have be to be cleared before this thing can pass. we're also hearing new questions today about secretary o
is really now about to begin. senator dianne feinstein is making good on her vow to take action. she's about to unveil her tough new bill. the provisions include bans on military-styled assault weapons to be defined in this bill as well. bans on semiautomatic rifles, handguns, and shotguns, a strengthening of the 1994 ban which, by the way, if you didn't know, senator feinstein authored the 1994 bill that expired in 2004. also, bans on magazines that hold more than ten rounds. again, those are just the highlights. there's plenty more, though. the senator's move follows president obama's push for much stronger gun control measures and, of course, new york state's new gun control law which is now the toughest in the nation and signed into law by andrew cuomo last month. we're covering all aspects of senator feinstein's new bill. dana bash has been following this. she's going to join our crime and justice correspondent. first to you, dana, on capitol hill, theatrics are often times discussed as part of the problem when discussing the military-style assault weapons in the first place and there w
. then there was a good senator from california, dianne feinstein. listen to her. >> the weak gun laws allow the mass killings to be carried out again and again and again. in our country. >> eric: senator wasn't always so antigun. listen. >> i know the urge to arm yourself. because that is what i did. i was trained in firearms. i walked to the hospital when my husband was sick. i carried a concealed weapon. i made this termination that if somebody was going to try to take me out, i was going to take them with me. >> eric: a perfect example of political hypocrisy. this is why you can't trust politicians. they make decisions based on political expediency, not principle and apparently not even what they practice. so, bob, dianne feinstein wants her gun to protect her, but what about us little people? >> bob: i'm not worried about you. you will be fine. i would like to know the context of what that is in, when she said that. leaving that aside, since the end of the weapons ban, the gun control bill that was in effect from 19942004, since then there were 350 killings with these weapons in america. most of
in shannon bream. reporter: senator dianne feinstein acknowledges that it will be an uphill battle. this new measure would ban the sale and manufacture and transfer and importation of 157 specific garments, along with a broader group of other guns that will meet at a lower threshold for being classified as an assault weapon is the sale and transfer and gifting of anything classified as an assault weapon. >> no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to try up the supply of these weapons over time. therefore there is no sunset on the spell of. reporter: the children in the newtown, connecticut, massacre would likely still be alive, they say, if these guns off the market. just about every action the shooter cho, including that day, was already illegal. a spokesman for the nra said that it is disappointing, but not surprising that she, senator feinstein, is focused on curtailing the constitution instead of protecting -- excuse me, prosecuting criminals or fixing our broken mental health care system. many say that they are not ready to support a new assault weapons ban. lou: thank you very m
to escape. >> this is the hardest of the hard. >> senator dianne feinstein weighs in on her push for gun control, why she is calling it an uphill battle. >> civil right heroes who impacted many lives, the asian- americans being honored today. . >>> more than 240 people are dead after flames swept through a nightclub in brazil earlier today. the club was at twice its mack. capacity. >> reporter: firefighters worked to contain a massive fire at a fight club sunday -- nightclub sunday. he says the blaze started at 2:00 a.m. after the insulation caught fire. there was a show going on when flames broke out. authorities said the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >> i would like to say to the people of our country that in this time of sadness we are all together. and we are going to over come this sadness while still in mourning. >> reporter: more than 200 people were killed. many from smoke inhalation. officials say 2,000 people urinside the club when the fire broke -- were inside the club when the fire broke out. this calls to mind other nightclub fires. 5 months ago a fire at a
the husband of united states senator and former mayor dianne feinstein, mr. richard bloom. the wife of former mayor gina mos coney and the wife of former mayor joe alliteo, catherine. the sister of former mayor george christopher. the board board and the rest of the city family who has made this event possible. we are also honored to be joined by several giants dignitaries. president and ceo larry baer and his wife sam. [cheers and applause] . giants vice president and general manager brian saibian and his wife amanda. [cheers and applause] the wife of the skipper mrs. kim bochy. and let us now welcome distinguished members of the giants ownership group, charles johnson, david jenkins, trina and rob veen, tory and steven humphrey and allen baer. and we also joined by past giants owners. please welcome the family jamie and kim rupert and peter stoneum. also here with us today bob and connie laurie. peter and debbie mc clawlin. bill and sally newco. and now let's give it up for your giants training staff. david, mark and carl, and harold. [cheers and applause] [inaudible] your assista
and kathleen sebelius and tim kaine. biden's trip comes one day after senator dianne feinstein introduced her much-awaited ban on assault weapons. after biden's candid fireside chat on google plus. >> a shotgun will keep you a lot safer. a double barrel shotgun than the assault weapons in somebody's hands who doesn't know how to use it. even one who does know how to use it. it's harder to use an assault weapon than a shotgun. >> so as biden looks for outside support, the gop looking inward. today at their winter meeting, the rnc chair reince priebus expected to drop a truth bomb on his party. politico reporting he'll lay out his plan for republican renewal. one that will change the rules but not the party's principles. and louisiana governor bobby jindal dished out his tough love prescription for fellow gopers last night. >> we have to stop being the stupid party. it's time for a new republican party that talks like adults. time for us to articulate our plans and visions for america in real terms. no secret we had a number of republicans who damaged the brand with offensive and bizarre commen
weapons ban last week. the bill's chief sponsor, senator dianne feinstein of california, says she has received assurances it will come up for a vote, the whether it has enough support to pass remains to be seen. a retired cia agent who blew the whistle on the agency's bush-era torture program has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison. john kiriakou's admitted to a single count of revealing the identity of a covert officer under a plea deal that saw prosecutors drop charges brought under the espionage act. kiriakou's the first cia official to publicly confirm and detail the bush administration's torture program, describing the waterboarding about cut operative abuses by that in a 2007 interview with abc news. he also is the first cia official to be jailed for any reason related to the torture, even those who carried it out. outside the courthouse, prosecutor neil macbride called kiriakou's sentence a warning to other whistleblowers. >> the judge just said in court, today sentence should be a reminder to every individual who works for the government who comes into possession of closely
senator dianne feinstein proposed a new bill that would ban 158 military style assault weapons and large magazines that helped the shooter at sandy hook murder. >> these weapons do not belong on the streets of our towns, our cities cities, in our schools. >> some we should be are pushing for more guns in unusual places. in arkansas there's an effort to allow church leaders to carry guns while at the pulpit. >> some pretty terrible things can happen at a church and we know they are soft targets. >> in harrisburg, pennsylvania, a gun show was canceled after the initial attempt to ban assault weapons resulted in a boycott. despite resistance the white house is pushing forward. this wednesday an emotional battle is slated with the head of the n.r.a. expected to testify before the u.s. senate senate judiciary committee with the husband of a former congress william. >> chris van hallen is lending his support for gun control. in a march at the washington monument tomorrow at noon he is joining eleanor holmes monitor the d.c. mayor and religious leaders followed by calls f
at a bill to enact part of president obama's gun control plan. dianne feinstein plans to issue legislation today to enact a new ban on assault weapons. it will also ban high capacity ammunition magazines and would strengthen background checks for aspiring gun owners. >> looking at the first television interview with manti te'o over the hoax involving an online girlfriend who it turns out never existed. >> he told katie couric that he had no part in the hoax and it did not know that he had been duped until early last month. put yourself in my situation. my whole world told me that she died on september 12. >> she also interviewed his parents, who said their son is not a liar. you can watch the entire interview today at 4:00 p.m. right here on abc 7. >> relearning of a separate internet hoax targeting some of the redskins players. nfl security compleconducted a securities search involving a woman named sandy ackerman who used pictures of an adult entertainer to establish relationships with pro athletes. the conversations mainly took place through twitter. in some instances she sent photograp
hook. california senator dianne feinstein is introducing legislation that would ban assault weapons as well as high capacity ammunition magazines and strengthen background checks for gun buyers. the bill would and that part of president obama's gun control plan. we have more on the proposal coming up at 6:00. vice-president joe biden is taking his gun task force's recommendations on the road. he kicks off a campaign tomorrow in richmond promoting the new gun-control agenda. president obama will also travel to push his plan but the white house has not released any destinations. >> hillary clinton's byerly testimony about the attack in benghazi is still making waves. >> all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans because -- and was it because of a protest or was it because some guys went out and decided they were going to kill americans? what difference does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and to prevent it from happening again. >> the center who asked question was wisconsin's ron johnson, and now he is speaking about his role in the hearing. >> i was tr
. >> there is no word yet on when president obama will be heading. and senator dianne feinstein is opening up about her proposed assault rifle ban. she said her long reaching band is driven by personal reasons. in 1970, she was the one who found the body of the separatist lemaire and his supervisor after they were shot by former colleagues. she said that shooting changed her view of weapons. even though her proposal faces large opposition she still wants to put it through. and some mixed feelings about the autonomy this noon with the commerce tomorrow -- with the commerce department releasing their latest housing sales numbers. it is the best since 2009, rising nearly 20%. the dow jones industrial average was up 26 points. coming up at abc 7 news at noon when snow will fall. adam caskey will >> take a look at this. the frigid air has made for quite a sight in washington d.c.. this is at the american museum. quite a few. we want to check in with adam caskey to talk about exactly what we are dealing with timeline -- in the time line. >> it will climb above freezing. roughly from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. it
the qualifications to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to the chance. u.s. senator dianne feinstein has introduced legislation to renew the country's now expired assault weapons ban surrounded by members of congress, law enforcement and the clergy, feinstein said the bill will ban the sale of 157 military style assault weapons and ban high capacity ammunition clips. she says the 20 dead children in the newtown connecticut massacre is a wakeup call and now it's time for congress to act feinstein emphasized the bill protect the right of law abiding citizens who use guns for home security, hunting and other recreational purposes. next at 8-30. an inside look at house police in the east bay are using technology to seek out the sounds of gun fire. >> hockey is back in the south bay. the first home game it was delayed because of a and h l lockout. scott rates is live outside the hrt pavilion in. the fans are ready for some hockey. >> reporter: absalom, outside of the h-p pavilion. absolutely. the fans are excited! >> i am so happy! >> it is about time we. it has been so great to be here back
is telling us tonight about this wild ride. >>> plus the admission senator dianne feinstein made about her latest bill to ban assault weapons and why she's still hopeful it will pass. >>> chaos and tragedy at a club in brazil. what they did not do that could have prevented a fire that left 200 people left. >>> new video has surfaced showing daring drivers taking their side show stunts to a dangerous levels without fear of who's watching. jade hernandez is live now along interstate 880 to tell us what the highway patrol is saying about this latest stunt. >> reporter: this is as close to the freeway as we can get without getting into traffic. but it shows you where our video began tonight. what you will see is what some drivers witnessed firsthand. several cars spun around doing donuts with little regard for others. oakland traffic stopped near the coliseum many drivers not knowing what to do. we showed lifelong oaklander hall pictures of what drivers saw on the freeway yesterday. >> i think that was awful for them to just hold everyone at bay on the freeway as they did. >> reporter: the fre
very much. democratic senator dianne feinstein of california introduced legislation today to reinstate the federal ban on assault weapons, but she acknowledged that supporters face an uphill battle. nancy cordes is at the top of that hill tonight in washington. nancy. >> reporter: scott, the bill that she and other democrats introduced today is even tougher than the assault weapons ban that congress let lapse back in 2004. this bill would ban the sale of 157 different military-style firearms. flanked by police officers doctors, and mayors, senator dianne feinstein of california made her case today for banning the types of weapons used to carry out mass shootings. >> they fall into the hands, one way or another, of grievance killers, of gangs, of those who are mentally unstable or ill. >> reporter: the bill would stop the sale and manufacturing of semiautomatic weapons with military features such as detachable stocks, which make the guns easier to conceal. magazines and drums that hold more than ten rounds would also be outlawed. feinstein also asked half a dozen gun victims to share th
will head there. today senator dianne feinstein takes on one of the most contentious gun ban issues. nancy cortes reports. >> reporter: this legislation is seen by many democrats as the first step in strengthening gun laws, but it's also the most controversial. it's called the assaults weapons ban of 2013 and it would reinstate the assault weapons ban that was allowed to lapse back in 2004. it would also restrict the number of bullets in high-capacity magazines. this is legislation that has been waiting in the wings for quite some time, but the lead sponsor, senator dianne feinstein of california is introducing it now in the wake of the sandy hook tragedy. most republicans and some democrats argue that an assault weapons ban is ineffective, that it doesn't do much to reduce gun violence, doesn't do much to deal with the real problem of mental illness and violates the second amendment. but the democrats by and large contend that studies show that the assault weapons ban did work when it was in place and that they plan to deal with things like mental illness and
this week. >>> dianne feinstein got personal while introducing her assault weapons bill. feinstein talked about the day george moscone and harvey milk were killed at san francisco city hall. >> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body, and i was the one that put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime scene is like -- it isn't like the movies -- it changes your view of weapons. >> feinstein's bill would ban more than 150 assault style weapons and high capacity magazines. but she does concede that it has little chance of passing congress. >>> a well-known crime fighter is pnc's pick to go after wall street -- president obama's pick to go after wall street. he nominate mary jo white to be the head of the securities and exchange commission. she was the first female u.s. attorney in manhattan. she led the successful prosecution of mafia boss john gotti. as head of the sec she says she will work hard to protect investors and ensure transparency of the market.
crimes to obtain powerful military-style weapons. >> senator dianne feinstein following up on the promise to introduce a bill to ban more than 150 firearms as well as high capacity ammunition. now, it is the first piece of proposed gun control legislation since the tragic shooting in newtown last month and since president obama announced a set of proposals to curb violence. a "the washington post"/abc news poll released today shows a majority of americans in favor of the president's plan but as "the new york times" points out, it could hit roadblock of fellow democrats especially facing re-election next year. less than 30 minutes ago, vice president biden kicked off a live google chat for support of the plan. joining me now mark murray. so mark, interesting numbers out there. there was another poll indicating i believe it's about 22% of republicans believe that there needs to be some kind of gun control legislation. so we know there's a divide here but what we don't know is the plan from the white house specifically. will they put the president out on the road? what is the next full throt
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